Let's get to work!
Step 1: Paint your board. If you put on a nice heavy coat, you'll only need to do one. If not, you may need a second coat.
Step 2: Break out your hairdryer if you need to speed the drying process.
Step 3: Write out your message in normal chalk first. It'll help you to figure out your spacing and maybe test out some fonts (or catch misspellings).
Step 4: wipe off the chalk with a paper towel. This will leave behind a ghost print so you'll still be able to see your original for you to now go back and trace with the chalk paint marker. To completely wipe it off, you'll need something damp. A damp q-tip was recommended for those tiny little spots right up next to where you've now written in chalk paint, to give you a little more control in what you're erasing. Now it's time to trace over your ghost sketch with the chalk paint markers!
Now, the chalk paint markers CAN also be wiped off, but you'll need to scrub a little. And it will definitely leave an imprint. If you want to change your message, it's advised that you wipe off the marker and do another quick coat of chalkboard paint. Otherwise, once you write the message on, you're good to go! You don't need to let it dry or anything.
Over the course of the next year we look forward to bringing you posts from members of our steering team, our mentor moms, MOPS Volunteer Staff and the MACC pastoral staff!